The Bottom Line on Countries Suing US States
Friday, August 05, 2011 9:39 AM

It sounds crazy doesn't it? To think that a foreign country could sue a state within the sovereign country of the United States?

But it's happening.

In an effort to ensure their citizens are treated fairly in Alabama, 16 nations, including Mexico, filed briefs against the state’s controversial new immigration law that has already drawn fire from the U.S. Department of Justice.

I can understand why the DOJ has objections, it doesn't like being called out on the poor job it blatantly isn't doing due to its ideological goals of global citizenry. But a foreign country?

The attorney filing the brief, Edward Still wrote in the brief:

"Mexico has an interest in protecting its citizens and ensuring that their ethnicity is not used as basis for state-sanctioned acts of bias and discrimination,"

Well, if Mexico's citizens weren't here illegally, what would they have to worry about? That's the basis of the argument, Mexico knows that the people being targeted are Mexican citizens, because (pardon my grammar) they sure ain't American citizens!

Here are the details behind the law:

Gov. Robert Bentley signed the law naming it a crime to be an undocumented immigrant in Alabama and allowing law enforcement officials to detain individuals if they have a "reasonable suspicion" of being in the country illegally. The law also makes it illegal to give undocumented immigrants rides and requires school districts to check on the immigration status of students who enroll.

WOW! Requiring police officers and local officials to enforce the law? What a novel concept!

It is ridiculous to have to have such a law anyways. That's like making a law requiring police officers to arrest a murderer or thief. This double redundancy is only necessary because of the agenda of the Administration and it's DOJ, which are counting on the Hispanic vote to win elections. That's it. Right there.

The Justice Department argues that the states are overstepping their authority by wading into something that is a strictly federal responsibility: immigration enforcement.

The Bottom Line is this: Because the federal government REFUSES to enforce the immigration law of the land, the states are being forced to do something. And a law requiring the enforcement of a law isn't illegal, unlike the people being targeted by the law.


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